The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
|Actors||Jon Voight, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Jenn Murray, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol|
|Producer||David Heyman, J. K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram|
|Audio||Dolby Digital 5.1|
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review by Regina
Plot-wise and character-wise, Fantastic Beasts was nothing special, but I couldn’t resist another jump into J. K. Rowling’s magical world. It’s just so imaginative and fun!
Eddie Redmayne plays an awkward, quiet, somewhat eccentric wizard named Newt Scamander, a writer of a textbook that would decades later be read by the one and only Harry Potter. Having devoted his life to understanding all the creatures inhabiting the magical world, Newt carries around with him a suitcase that is actually also a door to his lab, which opens up to large areas where these creatures can live in an environment that suits them. It was wonderful to see all these different creatures.
3) “You would enjoy this movie if…”
You like the Harry Potter world and would love to be immersed in it from a perspective that’s not Harry’s.
4) “This movie made me think about…”
What else can be done with this magical world that J. K. Rowling has created! Fantastic Beasts focuses on only a very small aspect and location of the world, and it’ll be really interesting to see how wizards and witches living in other countries view and use magic.
5) Overall rating?
Three and a half stars. (Posted on 30/03/2017)